Tampa Bay Lightning expansion draft protection list: Who should be shielded?

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Tampa Bay Lightning Defensemen

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  • Anton Stralman – Swedefense #2; while not as high-profile as his countryman, Hedman, Anton Stralman is an elite defenseman and a lock for the second spot on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s protection list, if you wanted to rank order it; perhaps a bit unassuming, Strallsy can pass, shoot and defend and has even been known to put his man down at the opposing team’s blue line.